The kidney filter blood, remove waste products, make hormones, and produce urine. The 2 kidney drain via the urethras into the bladder where the urine is stored. In persons with end-stage renal (kidney) disease (also called chronic renal failure), renal dialysis (use of a machine to substitute for the kidney in removing waste products) or kidney transplantation are the treatment options.
A successfully transplanted kidney works as a person's own healthy kidney would. This means that the individual would no longer need dialysis and may reduce or eliminate need for some medications. Not every person with renal failure is a candidate for a kidney transplant, so treatment options should be discussed with Master.
Acute kidney failure is the sudden loss of your kidney ability to perform their main function — eliminate excess fluid and waste material from your blood. When your kidney lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body.Acute kidney failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. Acute kidney failure tends to occur after complicated surgery, after a severe injury or when blood flow to your kidney is disrupted.
Loss of kidney function may also develop gradually over time, with few signs or symptoms in the early stages. In this case, it's referred to as chronic kidney failure. High blood pressure and diabetes are the most common causes of chronic kidney failure.Acute kidney failure can be serious and generally requires intensive treatment.
Unlike the chronic form, however, acute kidney failure is reversible and if you're otherwise in good health you should recover normal kidney function within a few weeks. If acute kidney failure occurs in the context of severe chronic illness — a heart attack, stroke, overwhelming infection or multi organ failure — the outcome is often worse.
There are many cases of good revering of the kidney failure conditions. Chinese Master's treatment will regenerates the Kidney energy and Qi lever, therefore reversing the kidney failure conditions.The treatment may varies from one case to another, some may takes only herbs and recover very quickly others may need also the acupuncture too.
The definition of a tumor is a mass of quickly and abnormally growing cells. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors have uncontrolled cell growth, but without any invasion into normal tissues and without any spread. A malignant tumor is called cancer when these tumor cells gain the propensity to invade tissues and spread locally as well as to distant parts of the body. In this sense, kidney cancer occurs when cells in either the cortex of the kidney or cells in the renal pelvis grow uncontrollably and form tumors that can invade normal tissues and spread to other parts of the body.
Cancers are described by the types of cells from which they arise. Again, when discussing kidney cancer, the cortex and the renal pelvis must be mentioned separately. In the kidney cortex, the vast majority of cancers arise from the cells that line the collecting tubules, more specifically, the proximal tubules. Cancers that develop from lining such as this are called carcinomas. In this case, they are obviously called renal cell carcinomas. Over 75% of renal cell carcinomas are called clear cell carcinomas, named after the characteristics they display when looking at them under the microscope. Other classifications, in decreasing order of prevalence, include chromophilic, chromo phobic, oncocytic, and collecting duct cancers. However, it does not appear that these various types of renal cell carcinoma differ in presentation or prognosis.
Cancers of the renal pelvis, or medulla, are uncommon. Over 90% of cancers that develop in the renal pelvis are called transitional cell carcinomas. They are so named because they develop from cells that line the renal pelvis and upper ureters.
Most people who have a kidney infection will have two or more of the following symptoms. Each symptom can range from mild to severe.
- Pain in the back just below the rib cage on one side of the body (flank pain). Flank pain occurs when a kidney is inflamed.
- Fever or chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Burning pain with urination
- A frequent urge to urinate without being able to pass much urine (frequency)
- Cloudy urine
- Abdominal pain
The kidney filter waste products from your blood and produce urine. Normally, urine is sterile, which means it does not contain bacteria. However, bacteria that are normally present in the digestive tract may cause infection if they enter the urinary tract and travel to the kidney. When a kidney infection occurs, usually only one kidney is infected.
KIDNEY CANCER TREATMENT CURE
Surgical resection (removal) is the only possible curative treatment for kidney cancer. The procedure that is done in the case of kidney cancer is called a radical nephrectomy. This procedure includes the removal of the entire kidney that is involved with tumor as well as the adrenal gland associated with the kidney and subsequently, the fat surrounding the kidney and adrenal gland.
The surgical procedure also usually includes removing at least some of the lymph nodes surrounding the kidney, which has shown to increase survival in patients with kidney cancer. So-called partial nephrectomies (where only a part of the kidney is removed) have been attempted in some patients with small tumors. This should only be attempted in patients with tumors < 4cm. If the tumor can be completely removed, the risk of the tumor coming back in the region of the kidney is about 5%. Therefore, this treatment is very effective.
Even if the kidney cancer has spread to a single different part of the body, a nephrectomy may be recommended, as it has been shown to improve survival. If there are many sites of disease, however, nephrectomy has not been shown to be useful.
Radiation therapy makes the use of high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. It does this by damaging the DNA in tumor cells. Normal cells in our body can repair radiation damage much quicker than tumor cells, so while tumor cells are killed by radiation, many normal cells are not. This is the basis for the use of radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Radiation is delivered using large machines that produce the high energy x-rays. Radiation therapy, however, is not routinely used in the initial treatment of kidney cancer. As the local failure in patients with complete removal of the tumor is 5%, adding local radiation, which is done to improve local control of a tumor, would do little to improve results. In patients without a complete removal of tumor, there could be a role for postoperative radiation therapy, though it should only be done as part of an investigational trial.
Chemotherapy is defined as drugs that are used to kill tumor cells. Up to this point, there is no chemotherapy regimen that has been consistently shown to be efficacious in the treatment of curative or metastasis kidney cancer. New modalities are constantly being investigated, including interferon, anti-angiogenesis agents (which inhibit the tumor from growing more blood vessels), and molecular agents that target specific genes that may be essential for the tumor cells' survivals.